Facing Ordeals


Facing Ordeals
By Christine Hare Tate

Walk the path alone
and struggle if you choose;
fight the battles on your own
and you’ll eventually lose.

Carry all your burdens
and drag your heavy load,
or lean upon the Lord your God
to guide you down the road.

Stress about your problems
without God’s help each day,
or allow the Holy Spirit
to illuminate your way.

Wake up each morning
with a negative attitude
or joyfully greet the day
with a heart of gratitude.

You have the freedom
to believe with assurance
or face life’s ordeals
thru your own endurance.


 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will direct your paths.’
[Proverbs 3:5-6]



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